If it will not activate over the internet then simply telephone the
activation line and tell them what alterations you have made. Please note
that, to start with, the activation line is automated. However, if the
automated line cannot activate your pc, then you will eventually be
transferred to a 'real' person. Just be patient. The call is free anyway.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I recently upgraded my hard drive and can not activate windows vista
> because the upgrade version product key was used on my old drive, how do i
> activate my new hard drive?